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Gladys Knight's national anthem performance costs betting company six figures

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But she then started singing again, extending her performance beyond the planned 110 seconds.

BetOnline.ag, a betting platform, told Reuters they decided to pay out both over- and under-betters, unlike other companies who only pay one side. Support free-thinking journalism and subscribe to Independent Minds

The company said it was losing an estimated six figures as a result.

Additional reporting by agencies.